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Zhou Li was born in 1969 in Hunan, China, and lives and works in Shenzhen. She studied oil painting at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China, graduating in 1991. In 1995 Zhou moved to France, where she lived and worked until 2003.

In 2015m Zhou was appointed Director of the Institute of Abstraction and Contemporary Arts, at the Centre of Research on Artistic and Cultural Innovation and Development, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. Since 2013 she has been a guest professor in the Oil Painting Department, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China. She has also been artist in residence at Shenzhen Art

Academies, a guest professor at the Art Design College of Shenzhen University and the art consultant for Shenzhen Airport. Since 2015, Zhou has been an art director of Boxes Art Space of OCT Harbour, Shenzhen. Since 2017, she has been art director of OCT Boxes Art Museum, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province. She was director of Studio 5 since 2019 in the Department of Oil Painting of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.

Zhou’s solo exhibitions include ‘Original State of Mind’, White Cube, London in 2019, ‘Shadow of the Wind’, Yuz Museum, Shanghai and ‘The Ring of Life: Zhou Li’, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (both 2017). She has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including ‘The world is yours, as well as ours’, White Cube, London (2016).